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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> good morning and thanks for joining us this sunday, february 24th. i'm marty gonzalez.
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we begin this morning with a small earthquake overnight in the east bay. it rattled nerves of some, others may have slept through it. the u-s-g-s reports a three point oh magnitude earthquake happened just before 2 o clock. the quake was about 3 miles east-northeastf front. there are no reports of damage or injuries. let's take a quick look outside this morning. san francisco nice day on tap. lots of sunshine expected. and a little warmer today than yesterday. meteorologist brian van aiken will have more on your bay area forecast coming up at 8-15. >> in florida today, the nascar race at daytona international speedway will go on as scheduled. this despite a crash saturday that injured dozens of people. the accident happened during the final lap of the
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nationwide series race. a protective fence kept the car on the tracks but debris was sent flying into the stands. more than 33 people were injured. track workers were scrambling all night to make repairs to a large section of the fence. daytona speedway's president spoke today about whether they felt prepared for yesterday's crash. "for yesterday's event." chitwood went on to say that the speedway is happy to re- locate any fans who are uncomfortable sitting too close to today's race. >> police in las vegas have identified a suspect in that deadly shooting and crash on the las vegas strip. that crash killed three people including an aspiring
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rapper from oakland. police say 26 year old ammar harris is believed to be behind the shooting. harris has a criminal record in las vegas that includes pandering. the crash happened thursday. killing three people including okland rapper kenneth cherry. cherry's father meantime, denied allegations that his son was armed with a gun. it was sad about my son he was also had a gun when this happened, that is a lie. there were no guns in my son's car he was a victim just like any other victims that was attempted to be carjacker who.or he was perhaps jealous of my son. >> the range rover in question was found near the scene of the shooting at an apartment complex. shortly after the shooting, cherry crashed his lamborghini into a taxicab. that burst into flames. one one
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>> pope benedict the sixteenth led his final sunday prayer as pontiff this morning. tens of thousands came to st. peter's square to hear the pope's sermon, and to pray with him. on thursday, benedict becomes the first pope tobut he says he's not abandoning the church. instead, the 85-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect
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the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of china. >> reporter: thousands gathered on each side of kearny street to see the annual celebration of the chinese new year. it was a colorful and loud event that thrilled the young and not so young in the crowd. >> we just love coming out to see all the colors and the people having a good
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time. it's great. >> oh, i love chinese new year. it's my favorite time of year in san francisco. wonderful. >> reporter: school children have been practicing for weeks to get ready for the paradeand, that practice paid off. drumming and dancing and martial arts were all part of the act but the thing that people love most about chinese new year? >> the dragons. i love the dragons. >> everybody loves the dragons at this parade. >> firecrackers going off. and, firecrackers. what chinese new year parade would be without firecrackers? definatly a good time out here. you could tell that everyone was having a blast seeing all of those dragons, definitely.. and
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the drummers and everbody out here on kearny street. i'm jeff bush in san francisco, kron four news. and now the morning after, the celebrations for chinese new year continue. to get you more news faster, let's go now to kron four's mike pelton live in san francisco's chinatown where a street fair is about to get underway. >> reporter: the spirit is in full swing. as they are getting ready to set up for the final day. thousands of people make their way through this area. this is the final day of the street fair bit always is on the final day of the celebration with dancing, art, celebration and of course, shopping. i spoke with one of the coordinators. if they gave me a brief history lesson of the affair.
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>> in chinese culture they like to gather are round with families and want to shop together. to bring good luck for the new year and shop for goodies. that is why we want to open up our shops for the fair. >> reporter: wildly popular, one half million people expected. today, is 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and parking is a limit to it. the few parking meters are already starting to fill up. public transportation might be your best option. >> thank you, mike. and as we take you to the break this live look at walnut creek with some sunshine and he's the skies. a bit warmer hazy...
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>> new this morning, six people have been displaced. in the lower haight neighborhood overnight. crews responded to a report of a structure fire in the 200 block of waller street just after 11:30 last night. fire officials say the blaze was brought under control just after midnight. no injuries were reported and no cause for the fire has been determined. in fairfield, four people are in custody. they are suspected of making and selling crystal meth. police say drug pipes, scales, a sawed off shotgun, along with crystal meth were all found inside the home on the 180-hundred block of utah street. two men and two women were
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arrested. they face several drug related charges including running a drug house. canine units also found drugs hidden in some of the and the search of a motel room also recovered crystal meth. >> iconic rapper m-c hammer is singing a different tune this morning. he was arrested on allegations he resisted an thursday night. m-c hammer, whose real name is stanley burrell, was arrested and cited for the incident and later released. burrell went to twitter tohe described the arrest saying he's not bitter. and that it was a teachable moment and an eye opener for his friends and colleagues. >> coming up hundreds of guns are off the street after a buyback event. in the meantime, this is a live look san jose hardly any traffic. brian will have your forecast in 2 minutes.
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>> . let us get the
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forecast. >> good morning. lots of sunshine all day. temperatures will be warmer. temperatures kidding into the 60s for today. monday, if a bit of a cool down which the tail end of the weather system and introduce slightly cooler temperatures. more 50s popping up. with two-four degrees for monday. today, really nice. been fremont, 64 degrees looking at mid- 60s and high of 66 for concord. and fairfield.
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vallejo, the same low mid 60s. san francisco even 60s. mid-60s for the north bay. santa rosa, napa. and here your kron 4 7 day around the bay no rainfall in sight. look for a few clouds monday, wednesday and thursday. with three different systems that could impact us. we could see some high clouds but mostly sunny skies. look for temperatures to warm on saturday and sunday. temperatures returning to the 70's. police departments on the peninsula are hoping that their latest gun buyback event will reduce the number of guns in the community. hundreds of people turned out for saturday's gun
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buyback event at east palo alto city hall. police from east palo alto, menlo park and palo alto paid anywhere from 100 to 300 dollars in exchange for handguns, rifles and assault weapons. authorities say they will return any stolen weapons to their rightful owners. the other guns will be destroyed. >> meanwhile in palo alto, gun control advocates came together saturday. they are pushing for new control gun laws in washington. congresswoman jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check.
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>> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you get a free hand gun from pinellas power sports. >> this came in from the number-one thing trending on
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the internet was gun- control. this has people talking. >> will receive 100 phone calls. >> reporter: they have taken hundreds of calls they say that the timing for his business is just right. >> we think the timing is just right is the number one subject and we like to have a conversation about this. we are offering the we are losing our rights and the want to stick up for that. >> reporter: the debris. >> is a great deal. i agree. i can protect my family. >> reporter: if you purchase that for the bike or the gun they just want people to enjoy their right. >> a high school hockey game in north dakota turns controversial after
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allegations that some in attendance wore ku klux klan-style clothing. an investigation is underway involving three students who allegedly wore the cloaks and hoods at the state semi-finals. red river high school officials got wind of the incident after a photo of the individuals wearing the outfits went viral on twitter. >> coming up we are going to tell you were there are some oscar parties. and last nightlast year's-worst movie of voters. take a look outside, picture-perfect.
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academy awards kicks off tonight. if you want to get out of the house to watch the awards show. there are several places around the bay area that are holding oscar viewing parties. today at 3:30, there will be an oscar night celebration event at 11-18 fourth street in san rafael. also at 3:30, an oscar party will be held at the new rheem theater in moraga. then at 5, the academy of friends hosts its charity gala on harrison street in san francisco. that event includes a live telecast of the oscars. and the 25th annual napa valley academy awards viewing party also takes place at 5 in oakville. while the stars come out to celebrate the silver screen, the real academy awards action for movie lovers will be on smaller screens. karin caifa shows us how to get behind the scenes on oscar night with a tablet or smartphone. >> reporter: rit alliance, small stars. this but it
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was bright light yes, if super bowl was the recent trend. this additional academy awards application should also be extremely popular. his design for the telecast. >> the best application this it has a twindex... best picture. and google also has been tallying searches. just one feature of a dedicated oscar page. with all of that hollywood glamour is sometimes called the super bowl for women. they will put up big bucks. 30 seconds = $1.7 million.
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and advertisers like hy undai.. also integrating their advertising efforts with the social media. >> the votes are in, and it's official. "twilight: breaking dawn: part 2" is the best of the worst movies of 20-12. the final installment in the twilight series walked away with seven statuettes, including worst picture, from the 33rd annual razzie awards. the razzies act as an antidote to the oscars by celebrating the worst in cinema every year.
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>> new this morning, several governors are expected to speak on national television. they're frustrated with congress and are pushing lawmakers to prevent a looming budget crisis. if congress fails to reach a compromise by march 1st, deep budget cuts are set to take effect.
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the governors say there are few signs of urgency among congressional leaders. they will join at least two members of president obama's cabinet. who have already warned of severe consquences if an agreement is not reached. >> u-s secretary of state john kerry is starting his first official trip overseas in his new role. he begins a grueling nine nation, 10 day voyage that includes europe and the middle east. this is video of kerry on his first day on the job earlier this month. during his trip, kerry will focus on conflicts in syria, mali and afghanistan. also, on iran's nuclear program. despite the numerous middle east stops. kerry will not travel to israel or the palestinian territories. he will wait to visit them when president obama goes there >> former president jimmy carter will be in the bay area today. mr. carter will speak at a commonwealth club event this afternoon. his address is titled, "challenges of a superpower." the 39th president and nobel peace prize recipient will talk about some of the
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greatest challenges facing the country. his appearance starts at 12-30 this afternoon at the war memorial building in san francisco. and the event is sold out. >> a young couple from the bay area has gone missing in peru. garrett hand and jamie neal left for a bike trek through south america in november. but updates on their facebook pages stopped abruptly on january 25th. family and friends are worried. the disappearance coincides with a state department warning of kidnapping danger for americans near cusco. neal works at the pedaler bike shop in el sobrante. the shop set up a reward fund for the couples' safe return. so far, they've raised about three-thousand dollars. let's take a quick look outside this morning. bay bridge approach. meteorologist brian van aiken will have your full forecast coming up.
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the same weather system that pounded 20 states along the east coast is expected to return to the northeast this weekend. new england is preparing for another snowstorm that may drop six to twelve inches of snow in some places. cristina mutchler looks at how the cleanup and preparations are going. >> reporter: many midwesterners made the best of it. while some were able to enjoy the perks of a snow day, united express captain, billy hock, played piano for stranded travelers at lambert international airport. even farmers appreciate the snowstorm that left over 14 inches in great bend, kansas. >> "it would have been great to have another foot. we need all the moisture we can get. this kind of moisture is just wonderful for the wheat." still, the winter weather system that's traveled coast to coast is causing its share of headaches. from icy roads to avalanches on the side of office buildings. it's been two weeks since boston felt the effects of a massive nor'easter.
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now, city workers are trying to get ahead of the snow forecast for saturday night. one of the priorities -- filling the potholes. >> "when there are cracks in the surface, and the water gets in and snow gets in and then it freezes, it erupts and causes these holes. so we have to keep up with this." >> reporter: there's also more supervision over the private contractors this time>> "we're using our g-p-s' and we're monitoring much more closely than we did last storm. making sure they're working, making sure they're doing the streets they say they're doing." >> reporter: this snowstorm isn't expected to be as strong as the previous blizzard. however, as much as a foot is expected to fall in parts of new england. reporting in atlanta. >> in san jose. a fire and explosion leaves two men in serious condition. the men were working on an electricin an unoccupied building that was undergoing restoration. the panel exploded causing burns on as much as 30 percent of their bodies. the men suffered serious burns to their face and hands. >> there was some sort of
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flash fire that set both men on fire. they exited that area and were able to stop, drop and roll and put out the fire, they sustained a lot of burns over their body. >> the two men will spend the next several weeks in the hospital. the building where the explosion occurred was at one time occupied by science software manufacturer finesse solutions. it is unclear whether that building. >> police say thieves are targeting businesses in petaluma. since august, there have been at least 41 commercial burglaries citywide. two of them happening in the past couple of days. kron four's philippe djegal explains how the suspects. so far, have gotten away the recent heists. >> reporter: business owners here at the arroyo shopping center say this was the work of professionals. they say the suspects lifted these panels, then cut the telephone lines, disabling the alarm systems. that also cut off the video surveillance in both stores. so, neither business caught the robberies on tape.
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>> the amount of damage was over $100,000. according to at&t. they had to rewire everything working all night. >> reporter: police say the suspects smashed through the front door of adobe beverages and food in petaluma. crawled through the broken glass. then once inside, broke open the atm machine, stole cash, and took a money safe behind the counter as well. tilak shukla has owned the business on south mcdowell boulevard for 14 years, and says the burglary happened late thursday evening, early friday morning. police say casa del palma, across the parking lot was also robbed at around the same time. at this time, police have not released any information on the suspects. in petaluma, philippe djegal, kron four news. run as the giants beat the
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[ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios nom, nom, nom. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> bay area sports. today, san francisco giants ace matt cain will take the mound against the chicago cubs. saturday, the giants took the field for the first spring training game. reigning world series m-v-p pablo sandoval knocked in a
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run as the giants beat the los angeles angels four-to- one. starting pitcher ryan vogelsong tossed two shut- out innings in the teams cactus league debut. >> it continues to be rough going for the san jose sharks. it was another loss last night in dallas. patrick marleau scored san jose's only goal against the stars. this gives him twelve goals to start the season. but the sharks fell to one- six-and-two in their last nine games. next up the sharks host the colorado avalanche on tuesday. >> ronda rousey has held onto her title of bantamweight champion after beating liz carmouche in the first ever women's fight inside the u-f-c octagon. last night's main event match was a huge deal for the u-f-c. just a few years ago u-f-c president dana white said women would never fight in the organization. rousey is a 2008 bronze medalist in judo for the united states. she is the first american to win a women's judo medal
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since it became an olympic sport in 1992. stay with us. just as a reminder,we're just 83 days away from this year's bay to breakers. and kron 4 is proud to be part of this san francisco original event. kron 4 will bring you the and all of the crazy costumes in between. bay to breakers, sunday, may 19th.
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..... . >> let's take a quick look
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outside this morning. let's check in with meteorologist brian van aiken for your forecast. >> it looks like we are going to catch the tail end of this system with slightly cooler temperatures. notice the green dense smaller on the peninsula. 50s popping up. temperatures about two- four degrees on monday. ford today, nice. 60s. fremont, 64. downtown san jose and evergreen looking at mid 60s. e high of 66 for concord in fairfield 65, fairfield. look for 63 degrees. even 60s on the north bay. 66 in santa rosa of oakland here is the seven
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day probably. with no rain in sight. look for a few clouds this will impact the pacific northwest. some high clouds but otherwise mostly sunny skies. temperatures will warm. friday, saturday the highs will return to the 70's. >> a couple believed to have been killed by ex-los angeles police officer christopher dorner will be memorialized today. officials of concordia university in irvine say monica quan and her fiancé keith lawrence will be honored in the campus gymnasium by invitation only. quan and lawrence were found shot in a parking on february 3rd, setting off a massive manhunt for dorner. he threatened to kill officers and the families of those he blamed for ending his career. quan's father represented dorner in his failed appeal of his dismissal. >> oakland police are investigating a shooting that targeted an a-c transit bus.
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it happened early saturday and international boulevard. five shots were fired at the bus, shattering its back window. police say the four of the nine passengers on board had minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. it is unclear why the bus was targeted in the shooting, and no arrests have been made. >> the obama administration is calling on the supreme court to declare the federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages as unconstitutional. the administration says that section three of the defense of marriage act denies legally married same-sex couples many federal benefits that are available for heterosexual couples. federal tax and social security benefits among them. the administration says the law violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection. justices will hear arguments next month in a challenge to the law. >> pope benedict the 16th has delivered his last sunday blessing as the head of the catholic church.
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tens of thousands attended the blessing at st. peter's basilica. the 85 year old pontiff will officially step down on thursday. there have been a lot of rumors swirling about the reason why pope benedict is resigning. ben wedeman has this report. >> reporter: february 11th, the pope is shocked the world announcing that he was staffing a o l. too old, too tired to conduct his official duties. however, with two leading italian publications suggest that his reason was a far more explosive. shock of the discovery of eight network of gave priests with a blackmailing of the prostitute group. a group of compiled a report in some
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committed a report to the pope last year. there were also serious financial improprieties. with violations of the sixth and seventh commandment thou shall not steal and thou shall not commit adultery. he was so shocked by the findings that he decided to resign. the vatican has resigned with on characterized strong language of this on verified, and verifiable or completely false news stories cause serious damage to persons and institutions there is an attempt to use public opinion to leverage his free opinion. this whole >> will also urge using caution both for serving
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these allegations. . >> to date, none have actually seen this. so, it is impossible to say precisely what it contains. however, the core portion of this report that there could be a network of gay clergy to be, that passes the smell test. there could be something definitely that rocks the vatican. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend giant goldfish near lake tahoe. take a look at this gorgeous view. we will be right back.
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>> welcome back take a look at heavenly. mostly cloudy but you can see temperatures have changed quite a bit. we are expected some isolated snow showers. highs in the 30's. and researcherslive look at the sierra. the lake tahoe area is expected to be mostly cloudy highs are in the 30's. researchers at lake tahoe have to see to believe. bigger than average. and swimming where it doesn't belong. kevin oliver goes to great depths showing us why researchers fear a new growing problem. take a look at this. the captain and first they have taken these daily out
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excursions. these bright gold are in the water but these are not ordinary these are giant. some are nearly 1.5 ft. long. we know that there are giant goldfish are down there and how long have they been there? >> reporter: you might not they that they could survive with the snow right on the shoreline. scientists found not only are the surviving, they are multiplying. >> one day they caught 15 in just this one corner. >> large goldfish are also finding that these could be introduced by people that could be introducing their goldfish aquariums. >> these small things could have a large impact. probably not just one person
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doing it. >> reporter: biologists believe that this could ultimately impact the clarity. >> we are trying to keep this crystal clear and the nutrients and the composition and the lg growth could compromise the clarity. >> also there are a growing numbers could show how easy it is for an evasive species to take hold. >> the captain in the first officer of the u-s-s enterprise have embarked on yet another out of this world mission. the seti institute has set up a web site to vote on new names for two of pluto's moons. william shatner and leonard nimoy are urging star trek fans to vote for the name "vulcan." vulcan is the fictional planet home to nimoy's the trek-connection seems to be working, at last check vulcan was far ahead. if you'd like to weigh in on the names, log on to pluto rocks.com.
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>> coming up we will check back in with mike pelton knew year's celebrations are continuing this morning. new year's celebration. . here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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good morning and thanks for joining us. taking a live look outside this morning. san francisco nice day on tap. lots of sunshine expected. and a little warmer today than yesterday. meteorologist brian van aiken will have more on your bay area forecast coming up at 9-15. >> we begin this morning with a small earthquake overnight in the east bay. it rattled nerves of some, others may have slept through it. the u-s-g-s reports a three point oh magnitude earthquake happened just before 2 o clock. the quake was about 3 miles east-northeast of fremont.
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there are no reports of damage or injuries. >> in florida today, the nascar race at daytona international speedway will go on as scheduled. this despite a crash saturday that injured dozens of people. in 2009, there was the incident of the talledea.. we have done everything as far as the protocol. the accident happened during the final lap of the nationwide series race. a protective fence kept the car on the tracks but debris was sent flying into the stands. more than 33 people were injured. track workers were scrambling all night to make of the fence. daytona speedway's president spoke today about whether they felt prepared for chitwood went on to say that the speedway is happy to re-locate any fans who are uncomfortable sitting too close to today's race. >> pope benedict the sixteenth led his final sunday prayer as pontiff this morning. tens of thousands came to st. peter's square to hear the pope's sermon, and to pray with him. on thursday, benedict becomes the first pope to retire in 600 years. but he says he's not abandoning the church. instead, the 85-year-old
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will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. kron four's jeff bush was there and shows us the
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spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of china. beef >> reporter: thousands gathered on each side of kearny street to see the annual celebration of the chinese new year. it was a colorful and loud event that thrilled the young and not so young in the crowd. we just love coming out to see all the colors and the people having a good time. it's great. >> oh, i love chinese new year. it's my favorite time of year in san francisco. wonderful. >> everybody has had such a great time. >> i think it is great and fun. , the music, the parade, the colors, it is awesome! >> i think it is wonderful to see the children. and all of the fireworks. >> reporter: school children have been practicing for weeks to get ready for the paradeand, that practice paid off.
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drumming and dancing and martial arts were all part of the act but the thing that people love most about chinese new year? >> the dragons. i love the dragons. >> reporter: everybody loves the dragons at this parade. firecrackers going off. and, firecrackers. what chinese new year parade would be without firecrackers? definatly a good time out here. you could tell that everyone was having a blast seeing all of those dragons, and the drummers and everbody out here on kearny street. i'm jeff bush in san francisco, kron four news. >> and now the morning after, the celebrations for chinese new year continue. to get you more news faster, let's go now to kron four's mike pelton live in san francisco's chinatown where a street fair is about to get underway. when >> reporter: it is full under way most of the
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vendors are open. you can see these crowds are growing near grant & sacramento this is always on the same weekend as the chinese new year parade. lots of sights, sounds and the coordinators says that there is something for everyone. >> you will see everything from the daily use items, food, household items, is entertainment. and even street to entertainers for people that do not want to shop. here. >> reporter: parking is limited. most of these street fighters are awful. when this wraps up about 1/2 million will have made their way through chinatown.
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>> to celebrate the year of the snake. thank you, mike pelton. >> police in las vegas have identified a suspect in that deadly shooting and crash on the vegas strip. that crash killed three people including an aspiring rapper from oakland. police say 26 year old ammar harris is believed to be behind the shooting. harris has a criminal record in las vegas that includes charges of kidnapping and pandering. killing three people including okland rapper kenneth cherry. cherry's father meantime, denied allegations that his son was armed with a gun. >> it was sad about my son that he was also had a gun. that is a lie. there are no guns in my son's car. he is a victim just like any other victims. attempted to get carjack. the person got
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mad or was just jealous. the range rover in question was found near the scene of the shooting at an apartment complex. shortly after the shooting, cherry crashed his lamborghini into a taxicab. that burst into flames. cherry, the tax driver and a passenger in the cab were all killed. coming up on kron 4 news weekendmchammer is taking to twitter and a live look outside... we will be right back. you can't move the tv there.
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moment and an eye opener for his friends and colleagues. >> legendary temptations singer damon harris has died after a fourteen-year battle with prostrate cancer. harris first joined the temptations in 1971 at the age of 21. he was a part of the group for only five years. during that time he helped catapult the group into super-stardom with hit songs like "papa was a rolling stone." damon harris was 62. brian will have your forecast when we come back. . ♪
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>> meteorologist for your first forecast. >> good morning, we've are going to see some gorgeous conditions today. temperatures getting into the 60s indicated by the green. monday, a slight cool down. with the introduction of slightly cooler temperatures. notice along the peninsula. with about two-four degrees cooler on monday. today, 60s. fremont, 64 degrees. downtown san jose, milpitas, also mid 60s. . of vallejo, the same and low 60s along the bay. san francisco even
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60s as well. mid-60s for the north bay. and the same for oakland, san mateo. your kron 4 7 day around the bay no rain in sight. we will catch the tail end of three different systems that will impact us the no.. temperatures that could be warming. friday, saturday. >> police departments on the peninsula are hoping that their latest gun buyback event will reduce the number of guns in the community. hundreds of people turned buyback event at east palo alto city hall. police from east palo alto, menlo park and palo alto paid anywhere from 100 to 300 dollars in exchange for handguns, rifles and assault weapons. authorities say they will
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return any stolen weapons to their rightful owners. the other guns will be destroyed. >> meanwhile in palo alto, gun control advocates came together saturday. they are pushing for new control gun laws in washington. congresswoman jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. >> we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of
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the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> reporter: harley davidson,: honda, big brands people to come to spend your money at pinellas power sports. >> the idea for the commercial was to body motorcycle and get a free gun and it came from trending on online right now, with his gun control. >> reporter: and you can get a free gone from wal-mart. >> we have received 100
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phone calls this morning. getting a free-a-gun. many people are reacting for and against. >> we like to have conversations about this because we are afraid we are losing our right. and they agree. >> it is a great deal. if you ride just for the bike or to get the gun. they just want people to enjoy their right to right to carry. >> a high school hockey game in north dakota turns controversial after allegations that some in attendance wore ku klux klan-style clothing. an investigation is underway involving three students who wore the cloaks and hoods at the state semi-
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finals. you're looking at video from that hockey game on friday. red river high school officials got wind of the incident after a photo of the individuals wearing the outfits went viral on twitter. it's hollywood's biggest night. the 85th annual academy awards kicks off tonight. using your smart phone or at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20%.
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>> it is hollywood's biggest night. the 85th annual academy awards if you want to get out of the house to watch the awards show. there are several places around the bay area that are holding oscar viewing parties. today at 3:30, there will be an oscar night celebration event at 11-18 fourth street in san rafael. also at 3:30, an oscar
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party will be held at the new rheem theater in moraga. then at 5, the academy of friends hosts its charity gala on harrison street in san francisco. that event includes a live telecast of the oscars. and the 25th annual napa valley academy awards viewing party also takes place at 5 in oakville. while the stars come out to celebrate the silver screen, the real academy awards action for movie lovers will be on smaller screens. karin caifa shows us how to get behind the scenes on oscar night with a tablet or smartphone. (cheers & applause) >> reporter: . lights, big stars with the recent grammies and the super bowl is any indication the oscars could be also popular. >> the streaming and the official application is designed as a behind-the- scenes companionate to the telecast. available for
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kendall, apple, android and kindle.... >> this will causthis will translate into oscar buzz. with this real time search statistics. for women. advertisers will put up big money. it is $1.7 million and hyundai. purchased nine spots for their advertising efforts to coincide with social media. >> the votes are in, and it's official. "twilight: breaking dawn: part 2" is the best of the worst movies of 20-12. the final installment in the
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twilight series walked away with seven statuettes, including worst picture, from the 33rd annual razzie awards. the razzies act as an antidote to the oscars by celebrating the worst in cinema every year. coming up on kron 4 news weekend. an international search effort is underway to find a bay area couple who went missing in peru. this is the approach to the bay bridge. hardly any traffic we will be back.
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>> new this morning, several governors are expected to speak on national television. they're frustrated with congress and are pushing lawmakers to prevent a looming budget crisis. if congress fails to reach a
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compromise by march 1st, deep budget cuts are set to take effect. the governors say there are few signs of urgency among congressional leaders. they will join at least two members of president obama's cabinet. who have already warned of severe consquences if an agreement is not reached. >> u-s secretary of state john kerry is starting his first official trip overseas in his new role. he begins a grueling nine nation, 10 day voyage that includes europe and the middle east. this is video of kerry on his first day on the job earlier this month. during his trip, kerry will focus on conflicts in syria, mali and afghanistan. also, on iran's nuclear program. despite the numerous middle east stops. kerry will not travel to israel or the palestinian territories. he will wait to visit them when president obama goes there in march. >> former president jimmy carter will be in the bay area today. mr. carter will speak at a commonwealth club event this afternoon. his address is titled, "challenges of a superpower." the 39th president and nobel
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peace prize recipient will talk about some of the greatest challenges facing the country. his appearance starts at 12-30 this afternoon at the war memorial building in san francisco. a young couple from the bay area has gone missing in peru. garrett hand and jamie neal left for a bike trek through south america in november. but updates on their facebook pages stopped abruptly on january 25th. family and friends are worried. the disappearance coincides with a state department warning of kidnapping danger for americans near cusco. neal works at the pedaler bike shop in el sobrante. the shop set up a reward fund for the couples' safe return. so far, they've raised about three-thousand dollars. let's take a quick look outside this morning. bay bridge approach. meteorologist brian van aiken will have your full
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forecast. forecast coming up the same weather system that pounded 20 states along the east coast is expected to return to the northeast this weekend. new england is preparing for another snowstorm that may drop six to twelve inches of snow in some places. cristina mutchler looks at how the cleanup and preparations are going. >> reporter: many midwesterners made the best of it. while some were able to enjoy the perks of a snow day, united express captain, billy hock, played piano for stranded travelers at lambert international airport. even farmers appreciate the snowstorm that left over 14 inches in great bend, >> "it would have been great to have another foot. we need all the moisture we can get. this kind of moisture is just wonderful for the wheat." >> reporter: still, the winter weather system that's traveled coast to coast is causing its share of headaches. from icy roads to avalanches on the side of office
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buildings. it's been two weeks since boston felt the effects of a massive nor'easter. now, city workers are trying to get ahead of the snow forecast for saturday night. one of the priorities -- filling the potholes. >> "when there are cracks in the surface, and the water gets in and snow gets in and then it freezes, it erupts and causes these holes. so we have to keep up with this." >> reporter: there's also more supervision over the private contractors this time around. >> "we're using our g-p-s' and we're monitoring much more closely than we did last storm. making sure they're working, making sure they're doing the streets they say they're doing." >> reporter: this snowstorm isn't expected to be as strong as the previous blizzard. however, as much as a foot is expected to fall in parts of new england. i'm cristina mutchler for kron 4 news >> in san jose. a fire and explosion leaves two men in serious condition. the men were working on an electrical panel saturday morning in an unoccupied building that was undergoing restoration. the panel exploded causing burns on as much as 30 percent of their bodies.
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the men suffered serious burns to their face and hands. >> there was some sort of flash fire that set both men on fire. they exited that area and were able to stop, drop and roll and put out the fire, they sustained a lot of burns over their body. >> the two men will spend the next several weeks in the hospital. the building where the explosion occurred was at one time occupied by science software manufacturer finesse solutions. it is unclear whether that company still uses the building. >> police say thieves are targeting businesses in petaluma. since august, there have been at least 41 commercial burglaries citywide. two of them happening in the past couple of days. kron four's philippe djegal explains how the suspects. >> reporter: business owners here at the arroyo shopping center say this was the work of professionals. they say the suspects lifted these panels, then cut the telephone lines, disabling the alarm systems. that also cut off the video
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surveillance in both stores. so, neither business caught the robberies on tape. >> the amount of damage was over $100,000 from at&t. they had to hook up for a different stations and worked all throughout the night. >> reporter: police say the suspects smashed through the front door of adobe beverages and food in petaluma. crawled through the broken glass. then once inside, broke open the atm machine, stole cash, and took a money safe behind the counter as well. tilak shukla has owned the business on south mcdowell boulevard for 14 years, and says the burglary happened late thursday evening, early friday morning. police say casa del palma, across the parking lot was also robbed at around the same time. at this time, police have not released any information on the suspects. in petaluma, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> the brother of olympian
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oscar pistorius is in trouble with the law.. the olympic runner's older brother, carl pistorius is being accused of culpable homicide in the 20-10 death of a motorcyclist. prosecutors say pistorius caused a fatal accident by driving recklessly. pistorius' attorney disputes the allegations, claiming the woman rode her motorcycle into his client's vehicle. carl's trial is scheduled for the end of march. it could be completed before oscar's trial begins in june. >> still ahead, the first- ever woman's fight in the octogan.. will be back this is a live look of san jose octogan.. will be back this is a live look of san jose well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show
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[ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> bay area sports. today, san francisco giants ace matt cain will take the mound against the chicago cubs. saturday, the giants took the field for the first reigning world series m-v-p pablo sandoval knocked in a
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run as the giants beat the los angeles angels four-to- starting pitcher ryan vogelsong tossed two shut- out innings in the teams cactus league debut. it continues to be rough going for the san jose sharks. it was another loss last night in dallas. patrick marleau scored san jose's only goal against the stars. this gives him twelve goals to start the season. but the sharks fell to one-six-and-two in their last nine games. next up the sharks host the colorado avalanche on tuesday. >> ronda rousey has held onto her title of bantamweight champion after beating liz carmouche in the first ever women's fight inside the u- last night's main event match was a huge deal for the u-f-c. just a few years ago u-f-c president dana white said women would never fight in the organization. rousey is a 2008 bronze medalist in judo for the united states. she is the first american to win a women's judo medal since it became an olympic
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sport in 1992. >> we are going to a more on the final blessing of the polbefore he steps down of the puope/ . (music)
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. this is walnut creek at 9:44 plenty of sunshine and blue skies. brian? >> good morning we have a nice day without sunshine all day from the morning into the afternoon. tabs will be warmer than
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yesterday the green is indicating temperatures getting into the 60s. as we go towards monday it will cool off a bit. notice less cream and rum the peninsula. look for temperatures to drop a few degrees for monday. really nice and mid- 60s for the south bay. of debut, free blood and downtown san jose. looking at mid 60s as well. the highs for this afternoon will see 66, 65. low mid- 60s and san francisco even 60s. 63 the with high. 66 and santa rosa, napa, all blood. your kron 4 7 day around the bay oakland--
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>> and looking for a few clouds on monday. we are going to catch a tail end of a system that will impact of some of the northwest. we will see some high clouds but mostly sunny conditions with the warming even the odd friday, saturday, the 70's. >> a couple believed to have been killed by former los angeles police officer christopher dorner will be remembered today. keith lawrence will be honored at concordia university in irvine. a parking on february 3rd, one setting off a massive manhunt for dorner. he threatened to kill officers and the families of those he blamed for ending his career with the los angeles police department. dorner died from a self inflicted gunshot wound at a were quan's father represented dorner in a failed appeal of war
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one--his dismissal. >> oakland police are that targeted an a-c transit bus. it happened early saturday morning near the intersection of 55th avenue and international boulevard. five shots were fired at the bus, shattering its back window. police say the four of the nine passengers on board had minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. it is unclear why the bus was targeted in the shooting, and no arrests have been made. terephthalate force arrestafterr arrests. whit t type unitt nines recovering crystal meth.
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>> calling on the supreme court to declare the federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages as unconstitutional. the administration says that section three of the defense of marriage act denies legally married same-sex couples many federal benefits that are available for heterosexual couples. federal tax and social security benefits among them. the administration says the law violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection. justices will hear arguments next month in a challenge to the law. >> pope benedict the 16th has delivered his last sunday blessing as the head of the catholic church. tens of thousands attended the blessing at st. peter's basilica. the 85 year old pontiff will officially step down on thursday. there have been a lot of rumors swirling about the reason why pope benedict is resigning. ben wedeman has this report. >> on february 11th the hot shocked the world that he was stepping down. the pope
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shocked the world order, these publications in these two reports saying that the was shocked and discovery of a network of dethe priests and they were being blackmailed by prostitute.s this report also suggests that the there were serious financial improprieties within the vatican. which equate to a violation of the sixth and seventh commandment, thou shall not commit adultery, thou shall not steal. benedict was so shocked of the some findings that he decided to resign. the vatican has reacted
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with strong language with the following statement. this, completely false news stores the cause serious damage/... is an attempt to garner his reputation. this pope is urging caution for any new selection. >> we cannot say things that is only guesswork or imaginary are true. there are no proof and these allegations only create a climate of division that helps no one. however, this vatican analysis seized some truth. >> we have never seen any truth but it is impossible to say precisely what this report contains. however, the court claim that they looked in the possibility
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that there could be a network of gay clergy pressure that passes the smell taste rotten in the state of the vatican. >> still coming up live long and prosper. how there is a star trek tribute and daughter space. ---outer space with spock!3 for over 60,000 california foster children,
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lake tahoe are willing and a catch reeling in a catch ... on almost a daily basis they head out of this customized boat for non native fish like these large mouth bass. using these probes they catch these with these fish. >> and you are using and some of the huge nets cds giant gold items in the water and it is cold fish! >> but these are telling it! 1.5 ft. long. >> there has been a problem. >> and you might not think that it could survive this
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winter but not only are the surviving, they are multiplying. >> and in one day they caught 50 is just one quarter. >> these large goldfish are turning up a round the world. these researchers seeing that it could possibly be a result of people dumping their goldfish from their aquariums. >> this small they could have a large impact on the ecosystem. probably not just one person doing it. >> if these numbers grow they could ultimately impact the renowned clarity of lake tahoe. >> it is usually crystal clear. however, it could stimulate algae growth. >> it is not such a threat right now but just how easy it is for an evasive species
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